* Posts by doesnothingwell

19 posts • joined 30 May 2020

Bank had no firewall license, intrusion or phishing protection – guess the rest


Whenever Jake calls me about "a problem with my computer", he is from Windows.

Amazon Alexa can be hijacked via commands from own speaker


Re: Bet I am the only one

No amazon purchases here, just price checks and feature searches thru ddg.

Dark-mode Task Manager unveiled by original's creator


Some of us always start Task Manager or System Monitor on every system, and a couple of terminals just in case. Windows 95 taught me to be ready to kill a process "when one goes bad" not if. I used to enjoy killing the desktop process and restarting it when things got weird.

Another US president, time for another big Intel factory promise by another CEO


Midwestern paradise

Yep, come to Ohio we have conservatives, rednecks, and legalized matrimonial rape (if she's passed out and can't say no.) Our politicians just got caught taking 60 million in bribes from energy lobbyist so we're ready for some Intel bribes.

Revealed: Remember the Sony rootkit rumpus? It was almost oh so much worse


Re: About Sony...

It gets better, Sony stole some software from another company to create their rootkit. Stealing to prevent stealing because they're the good guys.

Judging by the way your face lit up, my inbox just got more attractive


Think evil, use signs or codes with: DROP TABLE id_no, plate_no, registration_no; Should have sanitized inputs.

If it were possible to evade facial-recognition systems using just subtle makeup, it might look something like this


Re: So the solution is ...

"strolling at a leisurely pace, into a high security AI protected area wearing a T-shirt that says"

qr code for DROP TABLES faces;

Fix five days of server failure with this one weird trick


Re: Power supply on the floor?

The B series used 40v power bricks with 6ft cords that fed dc to dc converters internally. They used a pass through x-bus (roughly 50x2 0,1 pins) that went out both sides and you used a lever to lock them together. These things were horrible, they looked a lot like toasters, you shoved expansion blocks (more toasters) into a long chain on the desktop. I had to run parts to the guy who serviced them, I did the PC's.

Trust Facebook to find a way to make video conferencing more miserable and tedious


Re: Yay, second life is back

"I must investigate how I can record an hour of myself looking interested"

Film yourself watching a porn flick, something shocking you've never seen before.


Re: Who is the target market for this?

"Lame Dad" is great when used sarcastically. That look on their not so little faces as they begin to grasp, it sounds ridiculous when anyone says "fo shizzle my nizzle."

BOFH: You brought nothing to the party but a six-pack of regret


Re: Learnings

This is not something I've heard in "America" in forty or fifty years until just last week. I think its's our conservatives showing that they can spell and do maths.

For a true display of wealth, dab printer ink behind your ears instead of Chanel No. 5


Re: Conversely

I used one color laser (Lexmark) that had a print black/white option but deeper in the setting it had print black using "black only." Yes, the dumb thing would use all the colors make black (photo accurate) so check your options thoroughly.

Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means


"Stash of illicit SNES ROM files" Without distribution its copywrite infringement and not criminal. Besides he may own the physical copies as well, not a violation. Lighten up Francis.

What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'


Re: I don't know the title...

Jizz Mopper

BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage


Every server my old company built used cheap fans, they all went noisy or seized within a year. I saved a lot of time by using a syringe with a secret mix of (herbs and spices)* injected injected thru the rear seal while still running. I learned to check them even if no one complained and I was on site for other reasons. * 50/50 wd40 and SAE30 non detergent oil

HP CEO talks up HP-ink-only print hardware and higher upfront costs for machines that use other cartridges


Re: The problems:

I used to service printers for a few county jails, HP LaserJet 4s could easily do 500,000 pages before needing serviced. The status page included a page count. Not indestructible but leading the field for sure. After year 2000 they started down the path to low quality.

Chromium devs want the browser to talk to devices, computers directly via TCP, UDP. Obviously, nothing can go wrong


Re: What happened to Do no evil?

It was sold to alphabet and shot in the head.

Why is ransomware still a thing? One-in-three polled netizens say they would cave to extortion demands


Re: The #1 Rule Of Computing

Just like driving, if you hit every frinkin chuckhole and you wheels keep falling off then yes its the users fault. The damage get larger as the dangers increase and thats just like driving 101, don't hit things. Also sleep with your machanic, if they're good looking.

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise


I once wrote a full screen trojan that looked just like a bios password prompt. After typing in the ******* it dumped you back to windows leaving a file with the password (muzette). Ten years later I still have it, but I don't have any morons still trying to keep password from their support person.


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